Thursday, 25 April 2013


I just decided to not be a chocoholic anymore.

Just like that.

How brilliant is that?!!

I really can do it.

I did it.

I'm not a chocoholic anymore.

I think the trigger was when a colleague described me to a new staff member. Now I like to think of myself as many things, but I didn't get off on the fact that chocoholic was the first thing that came to her mind!

Within hours of this decision, I saw an ad for Michelle Bridges' book, Losing the Last 5 Kilos: your kick-arse guide to looking and feeling fantastic. I bought it.

Page 35 got the sticky note bookmark. She compares motivation and consistency. Motivation is about feeling, but consistency is about doing.

She has a special term to remind her of the steady, relentless action to see a journey to its end - the action of being consistent.

She talks about JFDI!. Just _ Do It! The exclamation mark is mine!

So what will you JFD this day? What's been getting up your nose about yourself for too long? Put a JFDI! sticky note on your computer for a giggle and JFDI!


Saturday, 6 April 2013

Renovator's Delight

I love my little house by the sea... well, walking distance to the sea. A renovator's delight.

I'm at the point where I'm wondering where I should stop.

I'll have to keep working the rest of my life to pay it off if I keep going with the 'finishing touches'!

I thought about that. I thought that would be the worst thing that could happen (not counting deaths of loved ones). No free time to do whatever you're supposed to do after you stop working.

And then I thought, nope, worse than that would be to not have your health to be able to keep working.

Get to the bottom of what's meaningful to you right now.

What's the worst thing that could happen to you?

... and then, what would be worse than that?

... and then, make a small change to appreciate what's most meaningful to you.

I discovered my health is most meaningful to me. With my physical, mental and spiritual health in top form, I can access all that I love.